$modules API variable / Modules class

Loads and manages all modules in ProcessWire.

The $modules API variable is most commonly used for getting individual modules to use their API.

// Getting a module by name
$m = $modules->get('MarkupPagerNav');

// Getting a module by name (alternate)
$m = $modules->MarkupPagerNav;

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the Modules class also inherits all the methods and properties of: WireArray and Wire.

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
$modules->findByInfo($selector)
arrayFind modules by matching a property or properties in their module info 
$modules->findByPrefix(string $prefix)
arrayFind modules matching the given prefix (i.e. “Inputfield”) 
$modules->get($key)
Module _Module nullGet the requested Module 
$modules->getModule($key)
Module _Module null stringGet the requested Module (with options) 
$modules->getModuleFile($class)
bool stringGet the path + filename (or optionally URL) for this module 
$modules->getModuleInfo($class)
arrayReturns an associative array of information for a Module 
$modules->getModuleInfoProperty($class, string $property)
mixed nullGet just a single property of module info 
$modules->getModuleInfoVerbose($class)
arrayReturns a verbose array of information for a Module 
$modules->isInstalled(string $class)
boolIs the given module name installed? 

Configuration

NameReturnSummary 
$modules->getConfig($class)
array string int floatGiven a module name, return an associative array of configuration data for it 
$modules->getModuleEditUrl($className)
stringReturn the URL where the module can be edited, configured or uninstalled 
$modules->isConfigurable($class)
bool string intIs the given module configurable? 
$modules->saveConfig($class, $data)
boolSave provided configuration data for the given module

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, Modules also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.135

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